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The Salsa Club not only wants to get its name out to the Georgia State community, but it wants to ensure that everyone feels comfortable. To do that, the club is starting over from scratch this year.

“We are kind of doing a re-birth,” Salsa Club President, Fuquan Ferrell said. “This semester we are starting all over. It’s a much bigger ideal now than before.”

The Salsa Club offers dance lessons on Mondays and Tuesdays with the price of $20 for one semester and $30 for two semesters. Students are more than welcome to come out and try a class, but they are not required to join.

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“If you don’t like the music then you won’t like salsa,” said Ferell.

Georgia State’s Recreation Center offers Salsa classes, but it is completely separate from the Salsa Club classes.

To spread its name, the Salsa Club holds some of its classes outside of the Unity Plaza. This is so people can get an idea of what the club is up to and can even join in on the dance if they want to.

“The best way to learn is honestly just to dance,” said Ferrell.

The main types of dances the club learns are the Cha Cha, Salsa and Bachata. With each dance, there is a different type of music style.

For some student members, Salsa calms them down.

“It relaxes me, it really does,” freshmen Melissa Tovar said. “The music is relaxing and [so is] the overall thing. It’s just freeing your mind from going to school or doing your homework.”

For the club, the board members play a major role.

“If you don’t have passionate people on the board then it’s not going to be successful,” said Cindy Borges, vice president of The Salsa Club.

Salsa is a very active dance. It makes the dancer use muscles they would not normally use. The dancers have to stay on the balls of their feet, making their calves work over time.

“I have been told that I have lost weight,” Borges said.

The Salsa club wants to get the Georgia State community more educated about the Salsa club, but also more involved.

“I love salsa, period,” Schlenk said. “The more people we can get involved [is] awesome- just spreading the word.”